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  • American Fact Finder
    "American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys."

  • 2010 Census Tract Maps for Orleans Parish

  • CenStats
    Access via the Census Bureau to the following: Annual Survey of Manufactures, Building Permits, Census Tract Street Locator, Consolidated Federal Funds Report, County Business Patterns, International Trade Data, Occupation by Race and Sex, USA Counties , and Zip Business Patterns.

  • The Data Center
    The Data Center is the new name for The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. "The Data Centerís areas of expertise include disaster recovery, regional economic analysis, workforce development, racial disparity indicators, blight reduction, affordable housing, and coastal population movements." An eceptionally reliable resource for data about Southeast Louisiana.

  • General Social Survey The General Social Survey (GSS) conducts basic scientific research on the structure and development of American society with a data-collection program designed to both monitor societal change within the United States and to compare the United States to other nations.

  • Historical Census Browser
    Create your own customized reports of data from the 1790-1960 censuses

  • InfoNation
    InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.

  • Louisiana Demographics: Census Data Center
    "Easy Access to Zip Code, Census Tract, Congressional District, Metro Area, Block Group, and Block Information." (Includes some post-Katrina analyses.)

  • National Alliance to End Homelessness
    A good site for statistical data on homelessness.

  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States
    From 1878 to date; from the U.S. Census Bureau

  • U.S. Census 2010
    Keep up with the latest numbers!

  • U.S. Gazetteer
    Get demographic information from city down to zip code level.

  • U.S. Population History from 1850 Statistics on the 50 largest cities

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Updated 6/5/2014